Friends since childhood – Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox – opened their first pub back in 2003, the award-winning Abbeville in Clapham. Building upon their successes, today they also own and run Clapham's Avalon and Stonhouse as well as the Bolingbroke in Battersea, the Rosendale in West Dulwich and the Tommyfield in Kennington.
Now their South London pub group, Renaissance Pubs, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this May with a host of festivities and special offers to show all patrons – both regular and newbie – appreciation for a decade's worth of good times. Kicking things off on the 1st of May with events, activities and giveaways across all six of its pubs, Renaissance will launch its own brand of beer, gin and house wines at the start of the month as well as reveal details about a chance for one lucky pub goer to win free food for the next 10 years.
London TEN Ale
London TEN will be a golden amber ale, crafted from a unique blend of British barley and British hops with the promise of a gentle, floral aroma.
TEN London Gin
Handcrafted in small batches in small pot stills in Clapham, TEN London Gin will be a creamy blend of British barley and wheat spirit. Made in the style of the original London Dry Gins of the 19th century and featuring a blend of 13 botanicals infusing lime flower, juniper berries and cinnamon with traditional ingredients.
TEN House Red & White
TEN House Red will be an easy drinking, medium-bodied Barbera with aromas of ripe raspberries and plums, while TEN House White will be made from Cortese grapes for a clean, crisp wine quaff with hints of ripe grapefruit and lime.
Free Food for a Decade
Along with the first opportunity to taste Renaissance's own label ale, gin and wines is a competition to win free food for a decade. The winner will be entitled to a two-course meal once a week at any Renaissance pub, drinks excluded. Details on how to enter will be revealed at renaissancepubs.co.uk/ten. The competition will close on July 10, 2013 when the winner will be notified. In addition to this one fantastic discount, dining and drinks offers will take place across all pubs including £200,000 worth of £10 (about $15) vouchers will be handed out at all pubs and local London Underground stations.
• The Avalon, 16 Balham Hill, Clapham South, SW12 9EB
• The Stonhouse, 165 Stonhouse Street, Clapham, SW4 6BJ
• The Abbeville, 69 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9JW
• The Bolingbroke, 174 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 6RE
• The Tommyfield, 185 Kennington Lane, Kennington, SE11 4EZ
• The Rosendale, 65 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8EZ
If you've got cheap flights to London before July 10th, be sure to stop by one of their pubs!
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